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Boys & Girls Village Presented City of Milford Proclamation for Foster Care Month in Milford

7/10/2015

Nationwide, more than 350,000 children and youth under the age of 18 are living in out-of-home care throughout the year. In the state of Connecticut, there are over 4,000 youth in out-of-home placement. During the month of May, Boys & Girls Village once again joined the National Foster Care Month initiative to raise awareness for the children who require foster care placement.  City of Milford Mayor Benjamin G. Blake recently presented Dr. Steven M. Kant, President and Chief Executive Officer, Carra Conlan, LCSW, Director of Permanency Services, and Yvette Wooten, Therapeutic Foster Care Recruitment & Training Manager with a “Foster Care Month in Milford Proclamation” at City Hall.

With the help of dedicated and skilled foster parents, many youth have found permanent homes or have been able to reunify with their birth families. Boys & Girls Village’s Therapeutic Foster Care program, which currently serves 60 children in the Greater Bridgeport, New Haven, and Waterbury areas, matches qualified foster parents with children in the custody of the Connecticut Department of Children and Families (DCF). During the past year, Boys & Girls Village has had 6 youth adopted into permanent families, 7 youth transition into independent living situations with parental support, and 5 were reunified with their birth families.

“Our foster parents provide loving and supportive homes for some of the state’s most vulnerable children,” said Dr. Kant. “Through our strong partnership with the Connecticut Department of Children and Families, we rely on these hard-working and caring families to provide Connecticut children with a safe and stable home environment.”

Boys & Girls Village Therapeutic Foster Care (TFC) program matches qualified foster parents with children (6 to 17 years old) who are in the custody of the Connecticut Department of Children and Families. It specializes in the placement of hard to place youth - teenage mothers, teenagers in general, and youth with behavioral and emotional difficulties. Through TFC, foster parents are equipped with training and access to community resources that support them as they provide safe and loving homes for children. Finding permanent homes for children, whether with relatives or with other caring adults, has been central to Boys & Girls Village’s mission of helping at-risk children succeed in life.

Receiving a Foster Care Month in Milford Proclamation are Boys & Girls Village representatives: Yvette Wooten, Therapeutic Foster Care Recruitment & Training Manager, Carra Conlan, Director of Permanency Services, Dr. Steven M. Kant, President and Chief Executive Officer, and City of Milford Mayor Benjamin G. Blake



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